I was just calling to see how everything is going. You had a pretty good game against Jackson (MS) Provine High School last Friday night.
Aries Nelson: You haven't heard the news today?
No, what news?
Aries Nelson: I committed today (to Mississippi State).
Aries Nelson: Yeah (chuckle).
When did you commit?
Aries Nelson: I committed today at about 2 o'clock.
What coach did you commit to?
Aries Nelson: I told Coach Sherrill.
What was Coach Sherrill's reaction?
Aries Nelson: He got the entire coaching staff in his office so that they could hear me over the speaker phone.
Tell me a little about your commitment.
Aries Nelson: I knew what I wanted to do and I was tired of the recruiting. I decided not to keep the cat in the hat any longer.
So you already knew what you wanted to do and decided to make it public?
Aries Nelson: Yes sir, it was going to be either Mississippi State or Grambling State (Aries has family connections to Grambling State.). If I had gone out of state it would be Grambling. If I stayed instate it would be Mississippi State.
That should cut down the calls.
Aries Nelson: I hope so. Jackson State just called me.
What schools have been calling you?
Aries Nelson: Jackson State just called me. Grambling State, Valley State, Delta State, LSU and Ole Miss have called me.
What coach from Mississippi State is recruiting you?
Aries Nelson: Coach (Melvin) Smith.
What are your expectations for next year when you get to Mississippi State?
Aries Nelson: I know I can come in and get the job done. I don't have to start. I just want to contribute. I know I have to work hard.
Thank you, Aries.
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